Take your Tahini Sauce to another level and make it GREEN! This Green Tahini Sauce is full of flavor with the addition of fresh herbs and chilies- a zesty, nutty, herby, creamy sauce to add to your Middle Eastern dishes. Vegan!
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If you’ve been here a while, you’ll probably recognize this Green Tahini Sauce from several other recipes over the years. We use this recipe so often at home, I felt it deserved a post of its own.
It pairs deliciously with falafels, shawarma, Israeli Salad, Zaatar Meatballs, and is absolutely beautiful on mezze platters alongside pita bread, hummus, tzatziki and baba ganoush! I really think you’ll find many uses for it.
What is Green Tahini Sauce?
In essence, Green Tahini Sauce, is a traditional Tahini sauce that has been “elevated” or enlivened with fresh herbs (cilantro, mint or parsley) and a few slices of green chili pepper like jalapeno or serrano.
What does it taste like?
It’s nutty, earthy, zesty, a little spicy and oh so creamy while being totally vegan!
The best part? It only takes only 5 minutes to make in a blender. Fast and easy!
Pour it into a jar and keep it in the fridge for up to 5 days.
What to serve with Green Tahini Sauce:
- Authentic Falafel Recipe with Creamy Tahini Sauce
- Whole Roasted Cauliflower with Tahini Sauce
- Simple Homemade Pita Bread!
- Israeli Salad Recipe
- Grilled Chicken Shawarma Recipe
- Middle Eastern Eggplant Wrap
- Zaatar Meatballs with Green Tahini Sauce
- Zaatar Roasted Cauliflower Steaks with Green Tahini Sauce
- Zaatar Chicken (or tofu) with Green Tahini Sauce & Broccolini
- Baked Falafel Bowls – Authentic and Awesome!
Enjoy the Green Tahini Sauce- I know you’ll find many uses for it!
Place all the ingredients (except the tahini paste) in a blender or food processer and blend until combined but not overly smooth. Add tahini paste. Blend until creamy, leaving some of the herbs intact.
If you want a “looser “sauce, add a little more water until the desired consistency.
Optional: Feel free to add 1-2 teaspoons Zaatar if you like.
Herbs: I like using a blend of 2 or 3 herbs here- (Italian parsley, mint and cilantro are my favorite combo) but if in a pinch one herb is fine too. Thin stems are ok.
Store in a sealed jar in the fridge for up to 5 days.
Keywords: green tahini sauce, tahini sauce with herbs, vegan tahini sauce, Israeli Tahini Sauce